2007-2023 Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore. How can I subscribe of your blog. .357 you can imagine. I have a Taurus Tracker model 692, multi-caliber. One of Colts most famous revolvers is the 1873 Colt Single Action Army in the Colt .45 caliber. I am a highly prejudicated in favor of larger caliber revolvers (smallest being a S&W .38 w/ 4.5" barrel) for what i call the three H's- Hunt, Hit, and Hurt- bringing down food, accuracy/proficiencey with the firearm (obviously needed for H1and H2) and puttin the hurt on evildoers up to no good (Home invasion, self and others personal safety etc) I've never had one jam, stovepipe, fail to feed etc My 357 of choice is a Ruger Blkhwk w/ 6.5 bbl I also own two 41 mags, a Ruger and a S&W ,both have 8 3/8" bbls- slight edge to the Smith for quicker reloading- 2 Colt 45 long 6" and 1 has a 4.5 AND just for shits n giggles 2 Heritage Ruffies a 6.5 and a 9 inch both with 22lr and 22 mag cylinders Not to worried bout the ol' CCL aspect I enjoy the article and the other replies to each to their own. You also get match-grade wood grips and adjustable sights. Flexibility and dead on accuracy in one package. On the plus side, these guns can handle large amounts of heavily loaded .357 Magnum ammunition. 25 after seeing how much the value has gone up and it's not original. I dont prefer it for carry, for that I chose my sig p380 hd. It does not conceal particularly well but is not intended as such. I regret selling my S&W 586. S&W Model 27 If price is of no concern nor is nationality, how could the Rhino be left out? Next to no muzzle flip at all. Practice with light .357 Magnum ammunition to simulate heavier loads. If youre looking for a high-quality concealed-carry revolverthis is it. It was done intentionally to prevent accidentally loading the .357 into a 38 special gun. I experienced that in a S&W Model 10 when teaching a new police shooter on his very first day. . But the trigger also deserves kudos. no just the 627 almost the same gun so he used that one, and i agree with that choice. Used a S&W 6" 686 for years in U.S.P.S.A matches even had a compensator milled in it, the hotter the load the less the muzzle would rise. Additionally, I have a Dan Wesson in .357 magnum with a 6" barrel purchased in 1977 and it is still in perfect shape and like the 686 it is accurate and can handle heavy loads with no problems. gear. Which is exactly what I own and will never let go of. Since 1852 we've been an industry leading manufacturer of pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shooting accessories. 6.5" barrel, stainless steel, ported to help manage recoil. While heavier than the standard Colt Cobra, the extra weight helps tame the recoil of the .357 Magnum cartridge and increases service life. Just stopping a threat does not mean the gun has "proven Stopping Power" However, we also added another evaluation pointshootablity. 6rd swing-out cylinder with reusable BB and pellet cartridges. Plus, its a Colt Snake Gun, with is inherently cool. 357 MAGNUM $1139. But I live in a state with unrestricted open and concealed carry, so YMMV.) Gun Cleaning Kits To buy, select Size Choose from options to the left Have one to sell? I couldnt put the Rhino down fast enough. The Kimber feels beefier, it is finished better than any gun for the money. But it's in my safe and I carry a semi auto due to available firepower with a .357 Sig - in a 226 - can't beat the ballistics Really great article. The MR73 is the most exacting and high-end production revolver ever made. Personally, I feel they are more than a bit dangerous for beginners putting their fingers to far forward with the bottom round firing.. apologize for the length. *to be pedantic, Americans people often pronounce "Windicator" as intuitively spelled for us "WIN"-dicator; but being a German gun, it's pronounced "VIN-dicator", same as the English word "vindicate." People may well see I have a gun. More barrel affords me a balance I am very accustomed to. Compare. (3 reviews) With heavy loads the low center of fire keeps you on target if you want a revolver with ease try one, Well you left out one of the sweetest 357mags, the new rino 3' 357mags. Caliber .357 Magnum / 6 Shot. Yes, 2 outa the 3 are "Safe Queens". I have the Ruger SP-101 with the 2.25" inch barrel and the rubber grip with the finger grooves that gives you someplace to put your pinky finger. KORTH Combat Revolver NSC 4 Inch .357 MAG . Colt Lawman Mark III Minimum wear. Hey Jeremy, thanks for the reca Rhino is on my list of revolvers to try! I believe the Ruger GP 100 would be a little too heavy for regular carry. But so we dont put the cart before the horse (or mule), lets hash out if the gun and cartridge fit your particular circumstances. I love mine! A .357 Magnum revolver for concealed carry really? UPC 7-25327-61757- Item Number 2-357055RH Raging Hunter 357 Mag/38 Spl +P Black 5.12 in. for a front blade sight and fixed rear sight. I own the Ruger gp100 6inch..SW 586 4 inch..SW K-comp 19.. You can also find some L Frame revolvers that are somewhere between the K and the N in frame size. According to Frank Barnes' "Cartridges of the World," the .357 case was made 1/8 inch longer in order to keep it from being chambered in .38 Special cylinders that were not strong enough to handle the much higher case pressure of the .357. SMALL. Left my pinky hanging off the end. I disagree 8 shot sounds nice, but heavy and clunky so in practicality the 686+(7 shot) is much easier to carry not to mention the difference in price, the 627 just doesnt have enough to justify the cost difference over the 686+.. most forum readers tend to agree. How much would a .S&W 357 mag, 6 shots with 8-1/4 barrel cost? As with the small frame revolvers, I prefer DA/SA trigger action and stainless steel. and has been a faithful sidearm with no complaints. For small frame revolvers, I dont recommend always shooting heavy-loaded, Its possible to wear out or break important parts of the revolver under these loads. The extra length prevents the revolvers cylinder from closing and locking into place. The EAA Windicator* .38/.357 magnum from European American Armoury is an excellent choice not mentioned here.especially for those on a bit of a budget. Pocket carry is pushing it. Yeah, its still as heavy as a kettlebell, but boy is it smooth. See how this works? I still regularly take it to the range and it is very accurate and can handle a heavy load with no problem. I shoot .38 special in mine most of the time just to minimize stress on my hand and wrist, but it's still fun to load up some .357 and shred targets with it. If you can find a Security Six in good condition, Buy it. Fast forward to today and it's a 627 8 rndr with moon clips. . Most of their models start at $3,000+, that just isn't reasonable for most people. performance kit . Very light and small .357 Magnum revolvers tend to this sort of experience. Quick View Add to Cart . Case volume was not an issue. SMALL. Personalize your experience. I bought one in 1982; so your "1985" bez wong. Weve got a dedicated section for the AR-15 here. What are your favorite models? WARNING: Products sold on this site may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. I purchased a new Kimber K6s and a new S&W 640 Pro last month. Go a .357 Magnum revolver, youd better practice your emergency reloads! A few years ago, Smith & Wesson beefed up their handy little J-frame stainless .38 Special Model 60 revolver a bit to enable it to fire the .357 magnum cartridge. S&W Model 19 w/ 4" barrel, Pachmayr grips, and a sweet trigger job. It's had its up's and downs but i have a 1970's Blued 5" Colt Python and its in perfect condition and still shoots dead accurate after all this time i wouldn't dream of ever getting rid of it. SMALL. By the way, whats wrong with the Taurus? Check out our picks for the best .38 Special & .357 Magnum ammo for home defense, target shooting, and hunting. . Fixed that by replacing the original with a Hogue monogrip. Loved it. Compare. Constructed of all stainless steel, the rugged double-action only (DAO) likely has the chops to be handed down to a son or daughter one day. The great stopping power myth is that there is a "best." (, We noticed that you have previously logged in with your, Check what do you get by creating an account, Bookmark and compare your favorite firearms, 8 Best .357 Magnum Revolvers [Proven Stopping Power]. guns & The Model 627 also brings a large trigger and hammer and adjustable rear sight with a gold bead front sight. View. is a great cartridge. We quickly go over what to look for in a wheelgun and our Best .357 Magnum Revolvers across different frame sizes & budgets. The case is longer for more powder! But a wheel gun is history. 357 and 44mag. All in all, its an excellent concealed-carry revolver if you want a lot of firepower in a small package. Its factory grips are a bit small, but easily upgradable with plenty of aftermarket options. Before you quit shooting for the day, shoot at least two cylinders of your defensive ammo. Never had it not go BANG and cycle properly when shooting. Not sure if the Python can match it for distance. I enjoyed reading y'all's comment. Get proficient on YOUR time. Stay safe and be good with your aim.. In 1972, Ruger introduced the Ruger Security-Six, Service-Six, and Speed-Six Revolvers for law enforcement, civilian self-defense, and military markets. Granted the 686 is a fine weapon and probably should've beat out the Ruger Redhawk at #6 but that is the choice of the author. I have a mid eighties Dan Wesson 357 mag 6 inch barrel ventilated rib (model is 13 V). In terms of personal defense firearms: Hey all. Compare. And if you do that, you should consider all the giants upon whose shoulders today's manufacturers stand. In turn, this style of revolver wont top-end most loads' velocity by any stretch. of recoil energy. Item Number: 164194. The 2.25-inch and 3-inch models offer synthetic black grips, front ramp sight, and fixed rear sight. At 17 ounces, it walks a fine line and, for the most part, is at the basement in what wed consider a manageable concealed carry magnum. - too big to carry; and too much for me to handle. Tested. Kimber put thought into what makes a solid concealed carry revolver and it shows in its K6S line. Hmmm. Jack. The store will not work correctly in the case when cookies are disabled. It was the first time I ever shot a gun. It comes in both Stainless and Blue PVD and has a seven round cylinder. the ruger redhawk also sold out thats how i found the s&w 627 all steel gun, While I would agree with most of this article, as a dedicated SA revolver person, I think you should have touched on the Ruger Blackhawk a little more. The GP-100 is heavier and larger than the SP101, but it helps to stabilize the gun and control recoil. The SP-101 isa 5-shot DA/SA .357 Magnum available in stainless steel or blued finishes. towards your level. Unless otherwise indicated, EveryGunPart.com is not affiliated or endorsed by manufacturers of parts sold on this site. That was my first gun. Hahahha, is that your "professional" opinion? How much would a .S&W 357 mag, 586-6 shots with 8-1/4 barrel cost? Lots of great guns and points here but as with any beat of list, you like what you like. It's a wonderful revolver and quite reasonably priced, either new or used. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Easily a thousand through it. I shoot .38 +P ammo for practice. The action is super smooth. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I regularly carry my Windicator when in situations where deep concealment isn't a necessity (OWB under winter clothing will be fine; it'll stick out a bit in light clothing; IWB appendix carry is possible and the most concealed position available. If I had younger eyes, I could push the distance further. Allmost every round through them have been full house 357 Mag. That is why I love this combination caliber. So work of art for a operating gun not a collector that sits and never ever will it get packed ! While there are plenty of .357 models and companies that produce them, a few gun makers immediately stand out. The .357 Magnum revolver was then known as the Model 27, built on an N frame. Printing is a challenge. its all subjective and opinions we all have them just like a holes. Learn the 3 most popular shooting stances & more. Looking closely I believe the problem was the previous owner had flipped the wheel into the gun with a flick of the hand quite a few times causing the damage (NEVER do this with your revolver despite it being a rather satisfying feeling and it being ubiquitous in the movies.) Be sure to read all about the K6s in our review! Each of the six rounds you place in a .357 Magnum revolver delivers some of the best performance from a handgun. Preferably the 3" Wiley Clapp version. And stay in touch with newsletters of our best articles on techniques, guns, & gear. And the Ruger GP100 7-shot with 4 barrel. He brings almost three decades of experience in law enforcement and shooting instruction to the table and that experience shines through in everything he does. My favorite is the 686! The bullets used in 38 SP and 357 Mag are externally the same dimensions. .357 MAG REVOLVER . And yet the Security-Six is missing from the list and the GP-100 is on it. What all revolver enthusiasts seek in a hunting revolver. Accessibility: All the models are currently in production, thus found at most gun retailers. 22 LR $839. KORTH Super Sport GTS .357 MAG incl. Concealability: Were looking at concealed carry revolvers, in turn, were sticking with smaller .357 Magnums. So many choices! Get 12 Issues a year of the country's best firearms writing. Ive owned the Taurus and loved it but wasnt old enough to really appreciate it but it was beautiful and worked great. However, I did recently find the Taurus Tracker 692. This statement in the article is incorrect, "the .357 Magnum round also needed a 1/8 inch longer case to hold more gunpowder." I agree what about the s@w model 66 combat revolver, I have a new 66-8 2.75, stock trigger and hammer about 16-18lbs horrible I installed a Wilson Combat spring kit runs smooth like butter it's very accurate. MSRP: $899, colt.com. Crosman SNR357 BB/pellet full metal revolver kit. This gun opts for a front blade sight and fixed rear sight. It was popular with the public and used in the U.S. military from 1873 to 1892. Add to Cart. The Python also has a ventilated top rib and a full underlug to protect the ejection rod. "Back in the day," target loads using Bullseye powder were known to detonate in the case, instead of burning progressively. North American Arms Mini Revolver Revolver, Smith & Wesson Detective Special Revolver. Uses a 12-gram CO2 cartridge. Try one! Proven Self-Defense CartridgeThe cartridge is still considered a superior option for neutralizing a threat and has the resume to back it up. If weight is the utmost concern, the .357 Magnum LCR is most likely the best option. SKU: A3862. Front fixed blade sight. I have no complaints against the Taurus revolvers except for the polymer 357, for obvious reasons--those are two words that simply don't belong together. I kinda like my Colt Lawman MK III with 2 in bbl and MK V with 4 in bbl. With 9mm there's barely any detectable recoil. By no means is the popular myth true a short barrel degrades the magnum to +P .38 Special performance. . All this being said, my personal CCP is a 1911 in .45 ACP. The Vaquero is a retro-style revolver that was made for cowboy action shooting fans and looks like the old Colt Single Action Army Revolver of 1873. Clean and mean. Came with two 7 chamber cylinders. These revolvers weigh between 25 to 60 ounces empty. 2 - Missing Major Parts: Missing a barrel, cylinder or other major components. I LIKE THE S&W 686 AND SURPRISED YOU DID NOT MENTION IT.DO YOU SEE A PROBLEM WITH IT. . In Stock. The utility of the .357 Magnum round makes it just as pleasing for experienced shooters. Then you are obligated to consider all the magnum revolvers in and out of production. Excellent price too. I think the GP 100 is a better all-around gun. Price: $5.99. No, the case was made longer to prevent loading in a 38 special. Thanks for the rec, Colin! The 27-2 is very nice. No problems with the 686! Select what level shooter you are! The 15-2 is still available on the used market and at a reasonable price. . i like my Tarus 357 mag with a 4inch barrel .it might be some cheaper but it handles good and its accurate. Pure and simple. Also, dont let the extra round in a concealed-carry model fool you eitherits still very easy to fit inside the waistband or pocket. Long Gun . Ruger GP-100, stainless steel, 6-inch barrel. Looks better, feels better, and shoots better Not to mention it was over 100 bucks cheaper. But realize, out of a snubbie ammo wont live up to the box-side ballistics. Nowadays if you are just looking for a gun to go shooting with to have fun it would be way to expensive . They are getting harder and harder to find as most people who have one will not part with it. It is far too heavy to carry hiking, camping or fishing. Pocket Cleaning Kit .44/.45 cal . No one can argue that the Colt Python, an out-of-production .357 revolver, has to be on any list of "best" .357s, but if you open the list to guns that no longer are in production, you have to abide by that decision. I've heard all the stories about Taurus problems, but this is a different kind of animal. When we sent the gun to S&W for examination, detonation was their determination, likely due to a light handload. One also must consider whether today's .357 Magnum revolvers are as good as or worse than the giants upon whose shoulders they stand. But if you're looking for something to get you from A to B, Toyota, Honda, even BMW will still do that just as effectively and at a price point that is accessible. Performance Center Edition. For target practice, I still recommend using .38 Special ammo to save money. Subscribe to our newsletter today to receive updates on the latest news, upcoming events, useful tips and new product releases. Call me "Old Fashioned"(and that would be correct, as I am an old man)but I will take my Model 66, 3" Stainless over ANY of the revolvers listed. Not much was mentioned about it in your article. Manurhin and Korth are the best revolvers in the world by far. sticking with the old .38/.357 combo. MODEL 317 KIT GUN. Get the latest news and reviews from Gundigest.com. Hand-Picked Daily GUN DEALS, and Exclusive Coupons Codes >>>. Since 1852 we've been an industry leading manufacturer of pistols, revolvers, rifles, and shooting accessories. For general target practice, shoot. But not a lot of them in brush killing much. Have had a stainless 4" barrel Ruger GP 100 down here in Australia (50 yard range use, no Concealed Carry Permit possible here), for about five years, and can attest to the solid build and reliability of the gun. We stock single shot, revolver, and semi-auto handgun parts kits that range from antique to the latest in conceal carry firearms. Smith & Wesson 686 357 Magnum 7-Round/7-inch Talo Exclusive Revolver. Additionally, reloads are no walk in the park, involving many more steps than a semi-auto pistol, taxing fine motor skills under stress. February 8th, 2005. (Never did get rid of that guy's flinch, but he retired as a major anyway.) I have one with excellent condition, slightly used. I own a Taurus model 608 stainless 8 Shot .357 magnum 4 inch barrel. I love to share appreciation for your efforts. MODEL 317 KIT GUN. Check out the new online S&W catalog. Think big Magnaports and alot of fun lol. 686+ 4 inch is the best overall revolver on the market right now, .357 Ruger Blackhawk long barrel, how does it rate among pistols. It's also great looking gun. All stainless steel and nearly a full-sized grip, the King is a fairly polite piece, one that with some practice runs fast and accurate. I also have a PC 642 for EDC, but would recommend the LCR with fiber or tritium from sight as a better alternative, due to improved second shot recovery. If you have a question about an item, please call or e-mail for more information before placing your order. Then, as now, everyone wanted more powerful ammo. Python amazing gun ! Buyer beware, this is a much buckier .357 Magnum revolver, but not at the magnitude of ultralight guns. Yes, the Blackhawk can take any hot 357 round in stride. And I had to have a S&W, but still looking for a "Registered Magnum" model. Simple. My daughter liked it and now she is downright deadly with it. I bought my heavy vented rib model with 3 barrels (2.5", 4" and 8") back in early '70s (1974 I think). The Security Six has the best reviews of all 357 Mag. Case in point, the Ruger GP-100, an outstanding range gun. Smith & Wesson offers the plain Jane version of the concealed-hammer 640 and a Performance Center Pro Series option. Marcus! Call it the ultimate . All rights reserved. Then again, you arent getting a concealed carry magnum for precision range work. Part of this is thanks to the 6-round revolvers weight, which is an ample 26-ounces unloaded. Stock springs on the 101 are pretty stout for the ergonomics but a wonderful piece and I also own a Colt Trooper MKIII with a 4 barrel and target trigger and hammer. Theyre basically Troopers but less expensive with fixed sights and not quite as gussied up. The gun features a fully adjustable rear sight, match trigger, and is completely hand-fitted to exacting tolerances. Love the way it handles. The gun is still substantial at 23-ounces and eats a majority of recoil. Although it has some recoil, it can be ported with two-ports on each side of the barrel. Lucky to see light of day once a year. True enough, revolvers arent immune to malfunctions and when they jam they jam like no other. Carried OWB people can definitely notice you have a gun if closely observing or if your jacket opens up a little bit which is why I mention different carry gfuns for different situations. You do not pay Ive owned a Ruger GP-100 since the late 80s-first handgun I ever purchased and 100% agree with your points on the gun and versatile ammo options in general. They are amazing guns. Gunbroker.com. But you know what they say, Close is only good in Hand grenades and Horse shoes. We all have our favorites and that's ok.
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